Health & Wellness

Activities and Recreation

There are 22 centers for seniors located in our Region. Each one offers a variety of activities and recreation for participants. Activities can include Bingo, cornhole, painting, Bible study, jewelry making, Gospel singing, crafts, card games, Rummikub, and so much more. Every center makes a unique schedule best fit to serve that center. Call your local center for any questions about their schedules.

There are also numerous field trips and special events planned throughout the year. The Masters Games of Alabama is another way those aged 50 and older can stay active and enjoy a little friendly competition too. We are looking forward to games resuming. There will be more details to come.


Wellness Programs 

NARCOG offers a variety of evidence based wellness programs including the following:

Exercise Program

This program was developed by the Arthritis Foundation, but you do not have to have arthritis to participate!  Classes are offered at locations across the region.  NARCOG offers this program at no cost through partnerships.  Some of the participants are shown demonstrating the low-impact exercises at one of our Older Americans Month events held in May.


Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for older adults.  The majority of falls occur at home during routine activities.

Bingocize is a health promotion program that combines the game of bingo with fall prevention exercise. Come play bingo, win prizes, and meet new people while learning about techniques to reduce falls.

This program is held every Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Turner-Surles Community Center. This is a no cost event. Contact our Wellness Coordinator, Stephanie King, at 256-355-4515 for any extra informaion! 

Stress-Busting Programs

NARCOG offers two evidenced-based programs specifically for caregivers. They are:

The Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers and Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementia - These programs provides support for family caregivers of persons with chronic disease or illness or those with Alzheimer's or dementia and are designed to:

  • Improve the quality of life of family caregivers and
  •         Help caregivers manage their stress and better cope with their life situation

The programs meet for 90 minutes a week for 9 weeks with a small group of caregivers and are facilitated by certified Master Trainers. The next program starts on March 13, 2023.

Contact our Wellness Coordinator, Stephanie King, at 256-355-4515 for more information on classes in your area. Please call to reserve your seat.





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